Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Karen Snyder and I've been a crafter for about as long as I can remember. I am a stay-at-home-Mama of two beautiful children with a husband who makes my dreams possible.

This blog is about all sorts of crafting. I am a paper-crafter from early days, a jewelry-maker with an unending obsession for chain maille. I make chain maille purses, many of which will be chronicled in this blog as their future owners await their completion. I love metalsmithing. I am an indifferent beader and don't get me anywhere near seed beads... they scatter, screaming to get away from me. I love to try new things, have a short attention span so if its a long-term project... I'm probably not doing it LOL.

If you have questions, ask. If you have tips, share. Same with suggestions - share! I want this to be a great forum for people to brainstorm and problem-solve with a good attitude. Crabby Apples need not respond, this is a feel-good kind of blog :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Today I want to celebrate by putting a $20 gift credit up for wins! You can enter here on my blog, or re-pin the image from my "Pin It to Win It" board on Pinterest!  All you have to do to enter here on my blog is leave a comment with an email address or your Facebook name so that I'll know how to contact you if you win. Thanks everyone and good luck :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Bracelet for Anyone!

Here we are again on a Saturday night and it's time to give something away! Tonight's fabulous is a Half-Persian 4-in-1 bracelet in copper and it is one of my all-time favorite bracelets to wear. HP 4-in-1 is slinky and very comfortable to wear and it's suitable for both men and women!

Tonight's prize is a bracelet made in 20 gauge wire - again, suitable for a man or a woman. The winner will get to choose the length they need and type of clasp they would prefer. The bracelet will come to you shiny and bright and sealed with Renaissance Wax to maintain that shiny appearance.

All you do to enter is leave a comment below and tell me - when it comes to music, what is your favorite stuff to listen to? I'm an all-over-the-map kind of girl but lately, I've been listening to a lot of Adele and Alice in Chains (see what I mean about all over the map?) when I'm working. Please leave either an email address or your Facebook name in your comment so I'll know how to contact you if you win. Thanks for playing everyone and good luck!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Mother's Day Gift

Okay, who would like to win a Mother's / Family / Any way you like it ring? LOL - that's what I thought! It's so close to Mother's Day, I thought it only appropriate to put one of these up for wins. This is my own take on a Mother's ring and the winner will get to choose the size they need as well as the birth months they'd like represented. Choose to honor just your children, your grandchildren, add you and your hubby or heck - just pick some colors you like and enjoy! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here and tell me - who is your favorite Hollywood hunk at the moment? I'm pretty sure it's no secret that mine is Sam Elliott... though I gotta tell ya, Vin Diesel gets any hotter and I just might have a dilemma on my hands!

When you comment, please leave either an email address or a Facebook name so that I'll know how to contact you if you win. Thanks for participating everyone and good luck!